Streamer Slammed For 'Dangerous' SA Comments
Warning: The contents of this article may be distressing for some readers, so discretion is advised.
Streamer Sebastian "Quin69" Fors has come under fire for his controversial and potentially 'harmful' comments claiming that women who wear booty shorts are "asking to be sexually assaulted."
The Twitch streaming community can be at the centre of many a heated debate with passionate arguments from both sides of the argument. However, there are some topics in which all fans are in agreement, and they aren't afraid to criticise any views or actions by some of the most famous streamers out there. For example, fans were quick to slam a Destiny 2 player for shoving his dog into a mini fridge while doing a live stream. Whereas, one content creator found himself facing a wave of backlash after he was accused of harassing a female streamer.
So, when streamer Quin69 claimed that women who wear booty shorts are "asking to be sexually assaulted" during a Twitch stream, you can understand that it didn't go down well.
What Did The Streamer Say About Women Wearing Booty Shorts?
On January 5, Quin69 (who has over 636K subscribers on Twitch) was watching a clip from American Dad during one of his live streams. During one part in the sequence, a male character is shown supposedly lying down dead only to open his eyes to look up a woman's skirt. It was here that Quin69 paused the video and decided to unexpectedly share his opinion on a new 'trend' that the 'chicks are wearing'- booty shorts.
Quin69 stated he wasn't a fan of the "high pants", in which you can "see that underbutt". Quin69 then said: "It's like as a guy, what are you doing, you're basically naked at this point […] when you see the underbutt that’s too much because there’s some sexual drive there. You’re just asking to be sexually assaulted." Quin 69's comments prompted outcry from his viewers in the chat who claimed that the streamer was victim blaming.
Over on Reddit, fans were horrified by the comments and called for the streamer to be banned from Twitch "indefinitely". One fan said: "I've seen Quin make some pretty borderline sh*t takes but this one went over the edge." Whereas another stated: "So glad I unfollowed and stopped watching. Channel went downhill so fast."
Did Quin69 Apologise For His Comments?
As of writing, Quin69 hasn't publicly issued an apology for his comments. Rather he took the opportunity to further stress his view later on in his stream, claiming that, in his opinion, victims are more likely to be attacked if they are wearing less clothes.
Following an overwhelming amount of criticism from his Twitch chat, the 31-year-old accepted a call from his friend 'Steven' and questioned why he was at risk of being banned. After Quin69 explained his view that "the less clothing you’re wearing the more likely you are to be r*ped", Steven immediately shut down the idea claiming that it was "untrue" and that "variables for r*pe don’t include the outfit of the person."
Despite Twitch making a number of attempts to make the platform a safe place for female streamers and viewers, fans warned that comments such as Quin69's could have a hugely upsetting and potentially damaging effect. The argument between Steven and Quin69 came to an end eventually. However, that hasn't stopped calls for Quin69 to be banned from the platform indefinitely.
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